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Bespoke elective postings for LKCMedicine students

Course Details


6 weeks


27th August - 4th October 2024


Imperial College London and partner hospitals

Applications will only be accepted from LKCMedicine students who will be in their final year of the MBBS programme at the start of the programme. 

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An elective at Imperial College London will provide LKCMedicine students with a rewarding bespoke programme. There are opportunities for hands-on supervised experience in routine clinical practice, as well as exposure to a wide variety of specialised units, many of which have a global reputation for both clinical care and research. You will be able to experience medical life as an Imperial medical student and to enjoy the differences in culture between countries and schools.

What can an elective at Imperial offer you? 


Academic excellence

Imperial College London is consistently ranked among the world’s leading universities. Imperial College School of Medicine is one of the largest and most successful medical schools in the UK, with a strong reputation for managing high quality clinical education across multiple healthcare sites.

Rich experience    

The Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust serves a catchment area in excess of one million people. The clinical sites provide:

  • Engagement with cosmopolitan patients and diverse pathology
  • A wide range of clinical specialities and specialised units
  • Teaching by experienced clinicians
  • Opportunities for hands-on clinical practice with high quality feedback
  • Experience of medical life as an Imperial medical student

Superb location   

Imperial College School of Medicine is located in central London, which is consistently ranked the best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2024). 


Further details of the programme, including current costs and FAQs, are included in the prospectus. 


3rd January 2024, 5pm (Singapore time) Self-funded students application deadline
19th January 2024 Outcome of self-funded student applications
23rd February 2024 Elective fee payment deadline (required by all students to secure place)
23rd February 2024 Elective specialty preference deadline
April 2024 Information Pack released
June 2023 Allocation of specialties announced (subject to change)
27th August - 4th October 2024 LKCMedicine Elective Programme at Imperial 

Please note that the timeline is subject to change annually. 

Imperial hosts Elective placements for LKCMedicine final year students

What our students say...

Kai Wei Lee

Kai Wei Lee

“The doctors were all very friendly and tried their best to include us and were very inclusive.

"I learned about how the NHS works, about free healthcare and the pros and cons. It’s a pretty similar learning environment to Singapore.

"Coming to London was very interesting - we can see how a lot of Imperial elements in the curriculum have been implemented into our system.”

Siddharth Padigepati

Siddharth Padigepati

“It was a good six weeks, we watched operations and joined clinics.

"We also saw certain conditions that are uncommon in Singapore like multiple sclerosis and certain types of skin cancer.

"I’m thinking of becoming a GP in Singapore and I would recommend the programme to students who want to go to a developed country.

"Our school curriculum is influenced by Imperial but we don’t see it practised in Singapore – so it was good to see it here.”

Genevieve Lee Min

Genevieve Lee Min

“My experience was very positive, the doctors were welcoming and encouraged participation and I got to join Imperial students for their teaching.

“I think one thing that strikes me is the interaction and soft skills with patients experience that you gain here.

"London is a very different city, there are a lot of things to do and it’s very vibrant.

"I would definitely recommend the elective programme for future students – I think for me it was a great way to meet people of different nationalities.

"It’s great that our school has partnered with Imperial.”